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Volume 104, No. 1, Spring 2005

Volume 104, No. 1, Spring 2005

Striving for Future Success WPI’s Office of Minority Affairs piques the interest of Worcester middle school students in engineering careers through innovative summer camp programs.

Filling the Gap in Oral Health Care Dismayed by the Commonwealth’s designation as a “state of decay” because of the inadequate oral health care it provides to Medicaid-eligible children, John Gusha ’80 marshalled local dentists and nonprofit agencies to form the Central Massachusetts Oral Health Initiative.

Power to the People Before Richard Hansen ’76 brought solar electrification to developing countries such as the Dominican Republic and Honduras, people used flashlight batteries to power their radios and kerosene lamps to light their homes.

Life in the Espresso Lane Starbucks coffee + a WPI chemical engineer = a bottomless cup of worldwide success. Michelle (Petkers) Gass ’90 made a career change that led her to transform the coffee giant’s Frappuccino drink line into a mini-empire.

Home (and Work) Schooled Professional WPI’s Advanced Distance Learning Network spans the globe to bring a world of career-advancing degrees to fast-track professionals.

Your World, at Your Fingertips Enter the technologically savvy mind of serial entrepreneur Robert Diamond ’56, who created the Caller ID service for your telephone and innovative tech-nologies that let you keep a virtual eye on your loved ones and your home.

The photo illustration was created by Diane Fenster, an internationally exhibited digital photographer and photo illustrator who began using the computer as an artistic tool in 1989. Her work has been called an important voice in the development of a true digital aesthetic. She was the first artist to be inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame, sponsored by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and Adobe Systems Inc.

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